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Iran: Updated frigate and subs join fleet at Bandar Abbas

A new domestically-produced frigate has joined the Navy of Islamic Republic of Iran Army (Nedaja) fleet. The Mowj (Wave)-class ship is the latest iteration of the Alvand-class frigates Iran received from the UK in the 1960s. Speaking at the Sahand vessel’s inauguration on 1 December, Admiral Alireza Sheikhi said it was equipped with stealth technology and had updated weapons systems and a greater operational range than the existing Mowj-class frigate, the Jamaran.

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